Travel to Slovenia

Day 11 Pivka - Lago di Garda - Milan - Barcelona (528 Km.)

Today we leave the farm where we have spent the last three days. Normally I do not comment about the places where we sleep, but due to the hospitality we received from our host, Marko, I want to recommend this place to you. The house where we slept was new, it was only 4 months old, the food made by Marko's mother, excellent, and the place very quiet. Marko also made a call to manage the visit to the caves of Postojna. Thanks to him we learned that the visit at 3:00 p.m. was in Spanish. After dinner he invited us to take some digestives (liqueurs) that he prepares himself. For all this, I recommend you stay at the "Na meji" farm ("").


Farewell photo of the group

We finished our visit to Slovenia. We received the recommendation to return to Italy by the highway that passed through Trieste, since it was faster than going to the Gorizia, because the latter was not yet finished and there were many retentions for the works.

(in 350 Km.) Lago di Garda (Sirmione): To not drive until Milan in only one step, we stopped at this point to eat. Lago di Garda (Garda lake) is the largest of the Italian lakes. We see the lake from Sirmione del Garda, the charming town located on a peninsula in the Lago di Garda, whose lively tourist life revolves around the castle of the Scala family, of special interest are also the remains of Terme Catullo.

The northern part of the lake is elongated and narrow. It is surrounded by mountains that belong mostly to the Baldo group. This form is typical of a fluvial valley: it is assumed that this part of the lake has been created by the action of the Sarca River, the main tributary. The southern part, wider and rounded, was created by the movement and melting of a glacier in the Neozoic Era, which also formed, around the lake, numerous glacial valleys. The only emissary of the lake is the Mincio River on the south shore. In the northeastern part of the lake, the Baldo mountains rise with peaks reaching more than 2,000 meters: Punta Telegrafo (2,200 m), Cima de Valdritta (2,218 m), Cima del Longino (2,179 m), Monte Altissimo (2,079 m), etc.

Lago di Garda (Lake Garda)

Lago di Garda (Lake Garda)

The northwest bank also has numerous mountain formations, although of lesser height (from 1,200 to 1,600 m for the most part): Monte Denervo (1,461 m), Monte Traversole (1,441 m), Monte Carone (1,621 m) , Cima Valdes (1,577 m), etc. The southern part has, in contrast, numerous valleys such as the valley of the Ledro or the Toscolano valley and a more varied coastline, made up of some small bays such as the beautiful bay of Sal, many little capes and the peninsula of Sirmione in the southern part.

(in 178 Km.) Milan: We arrived at the Milan-Malpensa airport from which we took our flight back to Barcelona.